It was one of the highest-grossing weekends of all time. Here’s why.

It was one of the highest-grossing weekends of all time. Here’s why.

So why is this so encouraging? For the first time in a long time, the top five movies on the charts all made over $10 million. These days, one or two of her films have undergone quite a few changes, and the rest are fighting for scrap. Ultimately, it comes down to the studio’s willingness to release more films and try counter-programming. Naturally, 2021 is much less certain, and studios knew what their audience’s desires were, so they didn’t want to take too many risks. They’ve proven willing to head to theaters in search of them, and there’s no reason why they can’t have room for more than one or two players on any given weekend.

The fact that all of this weekend’s top 10 movies made at least $1 million is a major benchmark. There were massive his sci-fi movies, horror movies, adult movies, Oscar favorites like ‘The Whale’ and even imported from India in the form of ‘Waltair Veerayya’. Something for everyone really. Heck, even the terrifying “Skinamarink” just missed the top 10 at $746,00 on just 692 screens, thanks to strong word of mouth in the horror world.

Needless to say, we’re much closer to ‘normal’ than we’ve ever been. MLK weekend in 2019, provided a similarly diverse slate when “Glass” topped the charts alongside “The Upside,” “Aquaman,” “Dragon Ball Super: Broly,” and “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.” bottom. All of these movies have cleared at least $10 million. If studios are willing to keep this up, 2023 could be the new normal we’ve been waiting for, and it could be a healthy new normal for both theaters and studios.

Top 10 highest-grossing films from January 13-15, 2023:

1. “Avatar: Path of Water” – $31.1 million

2. “M3GAN” – $17.9 million

3. “Puss in Boots: Last Wish” – $13.4 million

4. “A Man Called Otto” – $12.5 million

5. “Airplane” – $10 million

6. “House Party” – $3.8 million

7. “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” – $2.1 million

8. “Whale” – $1.45 million

9. “Whitney Houston: I want to dance with someone” – $1.1 million

10. “Waltair Verayya” – $1.08 million

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